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LINKING TRAINING TO INDUSTRY AT THE SALDANHA BAY IDZ

In 2016, Training Force formed an important partnership with the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ).   As a result, Training Force’s engineering and construction training centre in Vredenburg, on the West Coast, was able to facilitate a welding skills programme with 20 learners. The programme was initiated by...

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Britehouse Success

The Standard Bank Awards are presented every year to corporates in several categories. The competition is fierce and companies qualify by being nominated by various organisations.   One of the most competitive titles, the Standard Bank Top Women’s Award for Skills Development 2017, was awarded to Dimension Data Britehouse....

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Which skills are lacking in S.A?

Skills shortages have been an issue for South Africa for some time now and this is further compounded by the growing need for technical and digital skills   A National Scarce Skills List of the top hundred scarce skills is regularly drawn up by the Department of Higher Education...

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How Can South Africa Empower the Future Citizens of the Economy?

It’s no secret that South Africa’s youth are suffering from high levels of social dislocation and marginalisation due to amplified levels of unemployment, inequality and skills shortages across the country which in turn prevents them from becoming active economic citizens.   According to StatSA, 66% of the total population...

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Accelerating Skills Development and Shining Light in Dark Places

According to Statistics South Africa, the local unemployment rate is currently 27.7% which is the highest it’s been since September 2003. Statistician-general Pali Lehohla says that unemployment remained high among those with an education level of less than matric at 33.1%, which is 5.4 percentage points higher than the...

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Unlocking Tech Skills for South Africa

Innovation in Africa is booming but there’s much to be achieved before the continent’s technology is able to compete with the advancements of other first-world countries. This is due to the technology gap that has occurred as a result of former colonial powers. African countries account for only 3.0%...

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Empowering Women Through Skills Development

It’s women’s month and a time to really reflect on the inequalities of our society. Women’s Day, which is celebrated every year in South Africa on the 9th of August, commemorates the 1956 march where approximately 20 000 women took to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against...

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Stepping Stones to Economic Empowerment

Obtaining a qualification is something that many young South Africans only dream about. While radical transformation and skills development remain high on the government’s agenda, it’s clear that real economic inclusion is still a pipe-dream.   Broad skills gaps and high unemployment rates continue to hinder the country and...

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Get up to R120 000 back from the learnership tax allowance

Learnerships are developed with expert industry knowledge and experience so that the learning programme and qualification of the learners are relevant to a specific occupation. A learnership leads to an NQF registered qualification.   The Learnership Tax Allowance, section 12H of the Income Tax Allowance Act No. 58 of...

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